Fashion Over Reason

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Denim Skirt Dame

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I've always loved denim skirts. They're incredibly versatile, can be dressed up or down, they transcend seasons and are unfailingly stylish.

While I've owned many iterations of them over the years—in various washes and styles—I had actually never experimented with any below-the-knee lengths. Until now.

This 3x1 calf-length denim skirt in a black wash is literally what my jean dreams are made of. It's ideal for warm NYC summers, seen here paired with linen and kitten heels, and it'll play a starring role in my transitional wardrobe as the weather starts to drop.

Get it here.


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Details:

3x1 skirt
Decade Studio linen top
Vintage Stuart Weitzman mules from Odessa Rae
Vasic bag


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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Little Yellow Gingham Dress

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As timeless as it is cute and on-trend, I bring you the perfect-fitting mini yellow gingham dress. The summer piece you never knew you needed.

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Details:
Petite Studio Lola dress
Reebok Classic sneakers
Tilley hat
Westward Leaning sunnies


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Brooklinen Loungewear

Brooklinen loungewear, morgan tank, bleecker short, helene heath

I have something very exciting to share. It's thrilling news because it involves being lazy, which titillates my Taurean senses. One of my favorite linens company, Brooklinen (as seen in my previous post), just launched loungewear, and it's literally everything i've ever aspired to don while sprawling around the house. Who wouldn't dream of unwinding in casual yet luxuriously cozy garb that doesn't feel precious?

Here I am demonstrating how to properly chill in the pieces, wearing the Morgan tank and the Bleecker short, and I can't recommend them enough. In fact, I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the pieces because, well, I simply need them all.


Photographed by Procurio

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*These items were gifted and I wholeheartedly am obsessed and cannot recommend them enough.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Summer Linen

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We're not huge on AC in our household, which means that our heavy duvet isn't the most welcomed sheet on the bed during the summer. Yet up until this year, we never had the luxury of a lighter blanket to replace it with once the weather warmed up, and most nights between June and September would turn into body temperature battles where the heat never failed to claim victory over the comforter. It habitually ended up in a rejected ball at our feet.

Northeast problems, amiright?

This recurring summertime issue had to be remedied, and I decided that this was going to be the year. A lighter bedspread didn't just feel like it would be more seasonally-appropriate, I also envisioned an aesthetic upgrade in the form of an airier, breezier, all-around better fitting post-solstice bedroom look. Spoiler alert: I wasn't wrong.

I found perfection in this linen quilt by Brooklinen, which sits perfectly above our top sheet, and provides just the right type of blanket coverage one might need when the outdoors heat up. The kicker? Brooklinen also made this impeccably crisp and cozy linen robe that I've been romping around the apartment in nonstop. To be honest, I might even wear it as dress at some point.

Bonus: got a lil perk for you guys too! You can get 10% off your Brooklinen order of over $50 with code helene10. I know their sheets are amazing, but I very strongly recommend this linen quilt and robe.



Photos by Apneet Kaur
*Items gifted by Brooklinen*

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Summer Sun Ready

Warby Parker Felicity Summer Sun Collection Helene Heath

June is here, which means the days are longer, the sunshine is steady, and the official start of summer is right around the corner. Life is good. I like to do a little style reboot at the start of every season by adding a few new pieces (most often secondhand) to my sartorial roster to freshen things up.

And that goes for sunnies, especially for summertime. I've been wearing Warby Parker shades for many years, and working with them to launch their new Summer Sun collection was a total dream. Their new frames are bomb, and I'm wearing here the Felicity Striped Sassafras model. This pair is one of my favorite sunglasses shape of the season — they've got a 90s retro vibe that ironically feels very now.

All this to say that I've got my summer shades sorted... and so does Wally (scroll all the way down, you're welcome).


Photos by Phoebe Cheong

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Details:
Warby Parker Felicity sunglasses
For Days tee
Aritzia skirt
Reebok Classics
Fendi bag

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Layers, Layer, Layers

Layering, transitional weather, style tips, aritzia, dagne dover, wyeth eyewear, vans

I have a soft spot for transitional weather, and that goes for when we're both shedding layers for spring or adding them for fall. In my books, transitional weather is that between-season sweet spot when the temps are not too hot and not too cold.

It's a time of year where the outdoors prove themselves ideal for multiple blankets of clothing that counterintuitively yet seamlessly come together for magic sartorial moments. These pieces can be as heavy or as light as the wearer wishes, depending on where we're at in the calendar year.

During autumn, layering should be all about over-indexing on coziness to keep warm as the mercury plunges, whereas spring should be approached from the opposite mindset: ensuring your clothes will cater to both chilly mornings and midday temperature peaks.

The trick is to go with pieces that are complimentary and compatible. Mixing textures and colors can add some fun dimension to your look, while keeping things monochromatic can make for a super streamlined power 'fit. The opportunities are endless, the climate is yours to conquer, and the fashions are there for the taking.

Layering is king, and by default you are queen!

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Details:
Vintage blazer
Joie turtleneck
Aritzia pants, sweater, and overcoat
Vans sneakers
Wyeth Eyewear sunnies
Dagne Dover bag